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Durban FilmMart 2011 calls for submissions

The Durban FilmMart has confirmed that its second edition will take place from 22-25 July 2011 during the 32nd Durban International Film Festival (21-31July).

This partnership project between the Durban Film Office and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) provides film professionals from across Africa an opportunity to pitch projects to financiers, distributors and sales agents as well as participate in an exciting master-class and workshop programme.

The successful inaugural edition of Durban FilmMart hosted over 200 international producers, sales agents, distributors, financiers and funding organisations, who filled meeting lounges and seminar rooms over four days, attending meetings, project presentations and a series of master classes and workshops on latest trends in film finance, marketing, distribution and new media technologies.

Designed to create partnerships and further the development and production of African cinema, Durban FilmMart ultimately aims to raise the visibility of projects from the African continent, create networking opportunities with potential co-producers and other industry partners and act as a feeder stage for established co-production markets such as DFM’s official partner, CineMart, of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

The organisers are now calling for project submissions for the 2nd Durban FilmMart 22 – 25 July 2011, offering filmmakers from the continent of Africa the opportunity to be selected to pitch projects in one-on-one meetings with potential investors within the Finance Forum segment of the programme. African film practitioners are encouraged to take this opportunity as a means of promoting their projects, meeting experts and networking with industry professionals from across the globe. The closing date for submissions is 15 February 2011.

Entry is open to:

* Projects with an African citizen attached to one of the three key creative roles of producer, director or writer. Proof of African citizenship or birth must be provided through a certified copy of a valid African passport/ birth certificate;

* Africans living in the Diaspora, but who still have African citizenship or have proof of birth in Africa;

* Projects with a producer attached.

For more information on the Durban FilmMart and how to submit your project please visit www.durbanfilmmart.com

For further enquires contact

email: durbanfilmmart@durban.gov.za or durbanfilmmart@gmail.com

Tel: +27 31 311 4248 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +27 31 311 4248 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Fax: +27 31 311 4092


Issued by the Durban Film Office and Durban International Film Festival

For media enquiries contact:

Ms Tozi Mthethwa and Ms Yolanda Mbelu

DFO Publicists

Tel: 031-705 7131

Fax: 031-705 2479

Cell: 083 307 9067

Email: tozi@igulamedia.co.za and yolanda@igulamedia.co.za

For media enquiries regarding the Durban International Film Festival:

Sharlene Versfeld
Versfeld & Associates: The Communication Works
Tel: 031-8115628
Cell: 083 326 3235
Email: sharlene@versfeld.co.za


The Durban Film Office (DFO) is the film-industry development arm of the City of Durban, mandated to position Durban as a world-class film production destination and facilitator for the development of the local film industry. The DFO drives activity and development in the sector in order to boost tourism, job creation and the development of core skills and SMME’s in the region. The organization is also actively seeking and creating opportunities for setting the benchmark as the leading authority in the field in South Africa.

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is a flagship project of the Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN). The CCA facilitates creative platforms and economic opportunities for artists and related industries, intercultural exchange and network development, training, audience development and strategic Pan-African and international cooperation in the cultural sectors. The CCA also produces three other major annual festivals - Time of the Writer, Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience and Poetry Africa.



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